Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition

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Hardback Published on: 06/10/2015
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
A beautiful revival for the Potter world
Kay's illustrations are gorgeous! They are completely accurate to J.K's descriptions and the large format is amazing and as a long term Potterhead I couldn... READ MORE
Elizabeth at Aberdeen


See the world of Harry Potter as you’ve never seen it before with this glorious, fully illustrated hardback edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, reimagined by award-winning illustrator Jim Kay. All of your favourite characters from Hedwig to Hermione (our favourite is Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback) have been lovingly recreated in watercolour reproductions that make Rowling’s characters spring vividly to life from every page.

Life isn’t much fun for Harry Potter at number four Privet Drive. Then, on the eve of his eleventh birthday, the letters start arriving on yellowing parchment with emerald green ink. Harry’s life holds a secret, he is no ordinary boy, he is the boy who lived, the wizard whose name everyone in the magical world knows and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. For Harry Potter, life will never be the same again.

Join Harry as he faces three-headed dogs, midnight duels, dragon eggs and sinister chess pieces - all brought to life in extraordinary detail in these new editions destined to become modern classics.

This is where the magic begins!

We at Waterstones have been championing Harry since the first copies of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone came into our hands in 1997 and we’re privileged to support one of our favourite illustrators in bringing the magic to a whole new generation. You can read more about Jim Kay and take a sneak peek at some of his beautiful illustrations, including his new design for Diagon Alley, on his website at www.jimkay.co.uk

Kay’s illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a triumph – a book so alive it seems to jump, explode and slither out of your hands as you read.” The Guardian

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781408845646
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 1535g
  • Dimensions: 267 x 226 mm

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
This book is awesome!
A welcome addition to the Potter world. I'm 22 now, Definitely not too old to still be a fan. Hogwarts will live with me forever, and this has reignited th... READ MORE
Sally  Martin
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Harry Potter hardback
Excellent service. Arrived sooner than anticipated. Perfect condition
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
This is the first book in a fantastic series full of magical adventures. Like ending a battle that nobody thought would end and its like you've entered the... READ MORE
Rachel Gallimore